In light of working...
I have been working in many directions.
I am currently "Phil-ling" in for the technical officer in the glass workshop at the Australian National University.
As well, I have been continuing my pursuit of my research, doing some project management for some designer projects, work on the new studio, preparation for upcoming traveling and teaching engagements this summer and beginning to construct some new pieces.
If you are interest in seeing the work, please check out the Beaver Galleries, Traver Gallery and the Blue Rain Gallery on their upcoming exhibitions.
If you want to see me soon in Australia, just drop by the ANU Mon-Wed or by our new shop in Queanbeyan. If you want to catch up in America, please come to Klaus Moje's award ceremony in Seattle, the festivities at the Museum of Glass for the LINKS exhibition or between the bookshelves at Powell's Books on Burnside Street in Portland, Oregon on Sunday May 19th and most likely May 20th...
Here is a few shots of my progress...
It has been a hectic month of preparation for my upcoming trip to the States.
At the end of this month I will depart for Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Toledo, Carbondale, and finally St. Louis before returning to the lucky country. I will see friends and family, do some work and eat several tacos. I have also shipped over some work to SOFA Chicago. If you are in the tri-state area, come by and check out the show. Below are a couple shots of some work now in transit to Chicago...
At the end of this week, Mel and I will be en route to visit Toyama Japan. From there, Mel will come back to Australia and I will continue on to Portland, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Knoxville, and London before coming back down under. I will get to attend two of the three shows I will be in and that will open during my trip. Sadly, and economically, I cannot attend my opening in Berlin. Please check out the work here:http://www.nadaism.de/index.html
I would love to see you all out there, especially in Louisville at the G.A.S. conference.
Here are some of the links to the galleries and events that I have been preparing to check out on my travels:
Here are some images of work that I have sent out to my shows:
The Bridge Series was my first kilnformed series. It led me into the kilnforming work that I am doing now. It was also the first body of my work that I thought I could stand behind and approach a gallery with.
The bridges are about connecting a situation with an outcome. Each one deals with a certain personal situation that is abstracted into a contained form. Some situations are built and connect well and some can not span the distance. The lines inside the pieces are firm and distinct. Their surfaces are gently burnished to give a sense of time and memory.
I started the series in 2001. This also was the same year that I left Bullseye. This series helped me define my focus with glass and also provided my start showing with the Traver Gallery and others.
I have just returned from a fun weekend in Seattle where I had an opening at the Traver Gallery with Mel George and Deborah Horrell for a show we called "Portland Presence". We all reflected on our current connection with this great little city and our personal lives. I would like to thank all the individuals who helped us get the show together and the gallery for letting us put it on. Thank you.
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